Costa Rica offers all the ingredients for an amazing trip with teenagers. With diverse landscapes and climates, unique accommodations, adventurous activities, beautiful beaches, delightful and diverse cuisine, and generally excellent wifi, it’s the ideal destination for families with teens.
In this blog, we share tips for an unforgettable journey with the whole family.
When mapping out your Costa Rica itinerary, we recommend involving your teens. With two coasts, rainforests, cloud forests, tropical dry forests, waterfalls, and volcanoes, there’s much to choose from. The diversity extends to accommodations. In Costa Rica, you can stay in treehouses or glamp in the rainforest, on eco-decks with views of a volcano, in an old school bus by the beach, or even on the roof of your own car in a 4×4 with a roof tent.
These unique locations and experiences are perfect for creating fun memories together, which they can share with their friends on social media. When you involve your teens in planning and decision-making, they’ll look forward to the trip even more!
Many teens enjoy adventure, and in Costa Rica, you’re in the right place because the possibilities are endless! How about kayaking or paddleboarding in the mangroves, an extreme zipline through the cloud forest, rappelling down a waterfall, hiking and canyoning around a volcano, paragliding along the coast, white-water rafting, or multi-day treks and kayak trips through national parks?
Let your kids choose their own activity and book it in advance. This way, they’ll have something to look forward to and worthwile to get up early. Naturally, our local travel experts are happy to provide tips on the most exciting activities.
Adventure is fantastic, but a bit of leisure time on vacation is also nice, especially for teens! Ensure there’s time for sleeping in, relaxing, and spending time on their phones. Consider staying for a few days in a cozy village by the beach, in a lovely accommodation with good wifi, a pool, and a kitchen. This way, there’s no need to rush for breakfast, and everyone can do their own thing.
While your teen is still asleep, you can take a beautiful morning stroll or a refreshing dip in the ocean. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the beach together, go shopping, or have a nice lunch or activity.
At Edventure Travel, we understand that planning the perfect Costa Rica trip with teens can be a challenge. That’s why our local travel experts are here for you! Whether it’s crafting the perfect itinerary, finding the most unique accommodations, or booking unforgettable activities: we’ve got it covered!